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Amy K. Mitchell

Executive Editor

Amy K. Mitchell joined the USO in February 2009 as vice president of publications and executive editor of ON★PATROL. As the vice president for publications, she manages multiple communications efforts for the USO to both internal and external audiences and develops new initiatives for the USO to share the stories that affect the military with the American people.

She joined the USO after finishing an appointment to the Department of Defense, serving as the director of special projects, public affairs, for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Among her projects at DoD, Mitchell initiated Warrior Care Month -- a month-long effort to educate service members and their families on issues facing wounded warriors. For her work at the department, she received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service.

Mitchell has over 10 years experience in communications, having served as the manager of the publications program at the Cato Institute, editor in chief of the U.S. Congress Handbook, deputy director of communications for the 2004 G8 Summit, and managing editor of The American Spectator magazine.

A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mitchell holds a bachelor of arts in comparative religion.

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